Home Additions: What You Need to Know

Oct 20, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

Debating expanding your home with a new addition? Carmax Consulting can help! As a trusted builder in the Edmonton area since 2009, our team of experts has helped homeowners discover the best way to add onto their property. If you’re considering a home expansion project in the near future, here are a few things we strongly recommend you keep in mind.

Set a Hard Budget (With Flex Room Included)

The first step towards deciding if a home addition is in the cards is to sit down and plot out your budget. Identifying exactly how much you have to spend including a built-in budget for overages will help you keep your goals realistic and your objectives on target.

Identify Why You Want to Expand

In some cases, building out may actually work in your favour as opposed to an addition. Sit down and evaluate why you’re looking to add on, and if it’s the most cost-effective way to achieve your objective.

Know the Local Bylaws and Restrictions

Your next step before building is to do your homework and look into your local laws concerning property construction/expansion. Make sure your plans are up to code and bylaw approved to avoid any headaches!

Inspect the Addition Space

Finally, have a professional carefully look over the area of your proposed expansion before breaking ground. They should be able to identify any hidden dangers including power lines, gas mains, and unstable foundation. This step can often be overlooked, with unfortunate results, so recommend making a note right from the start.

Looking to learn more about home additions? Contact Carmax Consulting today. We’d be happy to help!